Even Keel has won two of his last three, including his latest over this trip at Newmarket, but an 8lb rise may be overestimating his abilities. I Am A Dreamer won twice here on quick ground earlier in the year. He wasn’t disgraced over a mile at Kempton last time but DIVINITY ran in the May Hill and was hampered in a hot nursery at Newmarket next time so could be more interesting dropped a couple of pounds. Balance Of Power has each-way claims along with the Fahey pair Archies Lad and Sootability but Lola's Theme, second at Pontefract after winning at Haydock, looks better handicapped.
Even Keel (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Made most under stand rail, pushed along 3f out, ran on gamely, won at Newmarket 1m (2) gd in Sep beating Mordred (9-7) by 2l, 7 ran.
Divinity 10-1 (9-2) Pushed right soon after start, close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Chaleur (9-3) at Newmarket 7f fll (2) gf in Sep.
Self Assessment (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Barbill (9-3) at Curragh 6f stks Good - Yielding in Sep.
I Am A Dreamer 11-1 (9-6) Chased leader, effort 2f out, soon one pace, lost 3rd last strides, 4th of 7, 3 3/4l behind Eyelool (9-1) at Kempton 1m (4) pol in Sep.
Sootability (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Divinity (9-6) at Thirsk 1m fll stks (4) gd in Aug.
Irv (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Raced keenly, held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chased leaders and edged right, ridden 1f out, stayed on to lead narrowly well inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Jackamundo (9-1) at Redcar 7f (5) gf in Sep.
Lola's Theme 9-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, good headway on outside chasing leaders going well 3f out, close 2nd inside final 2f until over 1f out, went 2nd again towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Illusions (8-9) at Pontefract 1m fll (4) gd in Sep.
Balance Of Power 9-2 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden well over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 3 1/4l behind Riviera Nights (9-6) at Ripon 1m (4) gd in Sep.
Archies Lad 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Guildhall (9-2) at Ayr 7f stks (4) hvy in Sep.
Golden Parade 15-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, hung right over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 10, 9 3/4l behind East (8-11) at Hamilton 6f stks (4) sft in Sep.